Gstaad transforms during the winter season, with its elegant visitors gliding through the mountains and walking through its center, which reserved solely for pedestrians.

With impeccable landscapes and perfect weather, the destination has been a vacation retreat for Hollywood stars like Julie Andrews and pop stars like Madonna. Reserved and calm, Gstaad is home to Swiss iconography: villages nestled in verdant valleys surrounded by snow-capped peaks, architecture with Alpine-style houses and unlimited fun in the mountain cable cars. The station’s charm lies precisely in combining Swiss traditions with a series of perks. Inside the chalets are hidden restaurants, which serve a lot of cheese, chocolate, and designer stores such as Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana. Between one wooden house and another, complete hotels with impeccable service, most of them four or five stars, are built.


Northern Hemisphere December to March


Base - 3110 feet
Top - 6597 feet


58% - Beginner
27% - Intermediate
15% - Advanced




Connects With Other Mountain Skiing
Gourmet Restaurant
Ice Skating
Movie Theater
Night Skiing
Shopping Area


In the village: The resort is home to three Michelin-starred restaurants: Chesery, with cheese-based dishes, Megu, with Japanese cuisine, and Sommet, which mixes influences from different cuisines to create modern dishes. To taste some of the local cuisine, a good option is La Fromagerie. On the mountain: Amazement and well-being are just two of the many feelings that Martin Bieri conveys with his extraordinary gourmet dishes. The restaurant exclusively serves a menu where you can choose the number of dishes. Located between the peaks of Les Diablerets, at an altitude of over 3,000 meters, Refuge L'Espace has the most impressive view of the Alps.


In addition to the skating rinks and sledding tracks, Gstaad is famous for horse-drawn carriage rides and winter bikes, an activity that is growing in the region. If you prefer to see the snowy scenery from above, there are schools that organize unforgettable paragliding flights. It is also worth taking the time to go on a day trip to the Cailler chocolate factory or to the small town of Gruyères, where the most famous Swiss cheese comes from. The most unmissable tour in the region is certainly Glacier 3000, labelled because of its location at an altitude of three thousand meters.


The Snowli Kids Club welcomes children aged 3 and over for ski lessons and outdoor games with mascots. Lovell Camps is a winter camp for children and teenagers, in addition to having a kid’s club. The WildSide by Playground Snowpark, dedicated to freestyle, also has a track for the little ones to do their tricks. For sleigh descents, there are six options: Hornberg, Saanersloch, Honerggli, Wispile, Eggli and Sparenmoos. There are also three ice skating rinks: the natural Sannenmöser and the artificial Gstaad Ice Rink and Park Gstaad.


Exclusive for pedestrians, the center of Gstaad has a series of small shops selling products from the farm, such as cheeses and sausages. For designer stores, the tip is to stroll along the Promenade, which houses elegant designer stores such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Ralph Lauren.


Gstaad has lively options for enjoying après-ski. A classic at the station, GreenGo still preserves a decor inspired by the 1970s and is lively until dawn. The Lobby Bar is the center of social life in Gstaad, with stunning views of the Bernese Alps. In the lobby bar, people gather for afternoon tea, mulled wine, champagne and cocktails to live piano music.


Bern: Transfer 1 Hr 20 Min | Helicopter 30 Min
Geneva: Transfer 2 Hrs 30 Min | Helicopter 30 Min


Lodging Options

Gstaad Palace

The Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality, always welcoming the most discerning international clientele. Set on a hill overlooking Gstaad, the hotel is privileged to offer a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps.

HUUS Gstaad Hotel

Located in Alpes Berneses, Huus Gstaad offers attractions for the entire family. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar and offers transfer service to and from the ski runs. The children can enjoy the park or game room, while the adults can relax in the sauna, steam room, or…

Le Grand Bellevue

Elegant and seductive, Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad brings the best of modern alpine aesthetics to its 57 units, nine of which are suites. In addition to the interior, the apartments reveal beautiful landscapes of the Alps and one is the spectacular penthouse with 1830 sq.ft.

Park Gstaad

Old palace on the outside, modern and cozy inside. Park Gstaad is a dream alpine retreat that combines traditional Swiss hospitality with the comfort of a modern structure gathering all visitors to Gstaad Mountain Rides, one of the largest winter sports areas in the country, with 220 km of pistes.…

The Alpina Gstaad

Located in Gstaad’s exclusive hilltop area of Oberbort, just five minutes from the center of the village, The Alpina Gstaad overlooks beautiful Saanenland in the heart of the Bernese Alps. It was the first luxury hotel to be built in Gstaad in 100 years. Set on five acres, the five-star…

Ultima Gstaad

The brand-new Ultima Gstaad is a luxury boutique hotel offering a high-end concept that provides an extraordinary level of refinement, relaxation and style. Comprised of 11 suites and 6 residences offering superb luxury, an Italian restaurant, a Spa by La Prairie for face and body treatments, an Aesthetics Clinic and…